BILATERAL TIES

  • Passengers term journey in newly-launched Pashupathi Express bus service a historical travel November 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The Pashupathi Express bus service that was flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Nepalese counterpart Sushil Koirala at Kathmandu on Tuesday, arrived in New Delhi. The bus service was inaugurated while Modi was in Nepal to attend the 18th SAARC summit. The Delhi Transport Corporation bus...
  • India and China in wary dance as Xi visits South Asia September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: China's president will kick off his first South Asia tour with a visit to Beijing's latest investment in Sri Lanka, a $1.4billion port city development to include a marina and a Formula One track all just 250 kilometres from India's coast. Xi Jinping's trip to the site, next...
  • Obama looks forward to meet Modi: White House August 28, 2014

    Washington: India and the US share a rich and robust relationship and President Barack Obama looks forward to building on that when he meets with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the White House said on Thursday. "As you know, the President after the election of Prime Minister (Narendra) Modi, invited him to...
  • India ready to review IndiaNepal Friendship Treaty: Modi August 3, 2014

    Kathmandu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said he was ready to consider suggestions if any to review the 1950 IndiaNepal Friendship Treaty that governs the relationship between the two countries. "My doors are open, I invite you to bring any suggestions to review the 1950 Treaty, if you so want,"...
  • China, US vow to end old rivalries July 9, 2014

    Beijing: China and the United States on Wednesday launched highlevel talks, with Chinese President Xi Jinping urging the world's two biggest economies to break old patterns of confrontation. Given their different histories and cultures "it is natural that China and the US may have different views and even frictions on certain...
  • Top British ministers woo India under Modi July 8, 2014

    Mumbai: Britain's finance minister announced a $428 million deal with India's military on Monday after arriving in the country to seek stronger trade and investment ties with new Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government. George Osborne and Foreign Secretary William Hague landed in Mumbai for the twoday visit to drum up business...
  • PM Modi thanks guardian deities, Kings for Bhutan visit success June 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Happy over his successful Bhutan visit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has thanked the "blessings of our guardian deities, leadership of our Kings, good fortune of our people" for it. "Visit a success: All thanks to the blessings of our Guardian Deities; leadership of our Kings; good fortune of...
  • 'Hope PM Modi lives up to commitments to Bhutan' June 16, 2014

    Thimphu: The Bhutanese people were impressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's statement that he would review with the Bhutanese leadership India's development cooperation programme to make it more effective; and are hoping that Modi, "known as a doer", would translate his commitments into action, an editorial in a Bhutanese daily...
  • India, Bhutan to boost hydropower cooperation June 16, 2014

    Thimphu: India and Bhutan reiterated their commitment to achieving the 10,000 MW target in hydropower cooperation and not to allow their territories to be used for interests "inimical" to each other. In a joint statement at the end of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's twoday visit to the Himalayan kingdom, the two...
  • India and Pakistan should continue steps to improve bilateral ties June 7, 2014

    Washington: The US has said India and Pakistan should continue to take steps to improve their bilateral relationship. "Broadly speaking, we believe that India and Pakistan should continue steps to improve the relationship between the two countries," State Department Deputy Spokesperson, Marie Harf told reporters on Friday. "Obviously, it is...
  • 'Maldives accords highest respect to India as global leader' May 28, 2014

    The Maldives accords the highest respect to India's interests and status as a global leader, President Abdulla Yameen has said as he reaffirmed his country's commitment to further strengthening bilateral ties. During a 30minute meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Tuesday, Yameen expressed confidence that the longstanding...
  • Saudi crown prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud arrives in India February 26, 2014

    Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud arrived here Wednesday on a three-day official visit during which the two countries are expected to sign an agreement on defence and enhance cooperation in hydrocarbons and security. Vice-president Hamid Ansari received Crown Prince Salman on his arrival. Crown Prince Salman's is the...
  • Saudi Arabian crown prince to visit India next week February 22, 2014

    Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud will pay an official visit to India Feb 26-28, the highest level political visit from the kingdom after the 2006 landmark trip by King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud as chief guest at the Republic Day celebrations. Crown Prince Salman, who is...
  • Manmohan Singh a 'dear friend', says Japanese Premier Abe January 26, 2014

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday hosted a private dinner for his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe, who described him as one of his mentors and a "dear friend". The dinner at the Prime Minister's official residence at 7 Race Course Road was attended by Abe and his wife Akie, who joined...
  • Meeting of DGMOs to clear the air, claims Pakistani media December 25, 2013

    The meeting of senior Indian and Pakistani military officials to reduce tensions on the LoC was important due to the "symbolism and value" attached to it, a leading Pakistani daily claimed on Wednesday. Such "meetings can be used for making the point that skirmishes on the border are more a result...
  • Karzai lauds India for its financial aid to Afghanistan December 15, 2013

    Pune: Afghan president Hamid Karzai said on Sunday that India's financial assistance to the tune of USD 2 billion would go a long way in building developmental infrastructure and economic regeneration in Afghanistan. "Indian assistance would go a long way in building developmental infrastructure in the country to recover from turmoil,"...
  • Pakistan Taliban secretly bury Hakimullah, vow bombs in revenge November 2, 2013

    Pakistani Taliban fighters secretly buried their leader early on Saturday after he was killed by a US drone aircraft and quickly moved to replace him while vowing a wave of suicide bombs in revenge. The Pakistani government denounced the killing of Hakimullah Mehsud as a US bid to derail planned peace...
  • India to send PS Raghavan as envoy to Russia October 28, 2013

    PS Raghavan, a secretary in the ministry of external affairs, has been appointed as India's next ambassador to Russia, it was announced on Monday. An Indian Foreign Service officer of 1979 batch, Raghavan will succeed Ajai Malhotra, who retires November 30. Fluent in the Russian language, Raghavan is expected to take up...
  • Blockbuster movie shows why Pakistan loves to hate India October 25, 2013

    Militants overrun a Pakistani police academy and kill 100 officers. An Indian spy and her accomplice waltz in a glitzy flat in Islamabad to celebrate the success of their mission. This is a scene from Waar ("Strike"), Pakistan's first bigbudget movie which opened this month to enthusiastic audiences in the nucleararmed...
  • Manmohan, Putin praise each other for bolstering bilateral ties October 21, 2013

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Russian President Vladimir Putin, on Monday, showered accolades on each other for pushing the bilateral relationship as they held talks on ways to bolster the strategic ties further. "India is our strategic partner. Most of our mutual achievements have been achieved under your leadership and I...
  • India charges 33 aboard armed US antipiracy ship October 19, 2013

    India has charged 33 men aboard an armed ship operated by a US maritime security firm for failing to produce papers authorising it to carry weapons in Indian waters, police said on Saturday, a move that could trigger diplomatic tensions. The captain and the chief engineer were not among those arrested...
  • India not responding to Chinese threat with firmness, says RSS October 13, 2013

    Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat, on Sunday, alleged that 'weak' policies of UPA government have emboldened China and Pakistan to make repeated incursions into Indian territory across borders. "Dark clouds are hovering on our national security as China continues to test our mettle and patience by (carrying out) frequent incursions...
  • Nawaz Sharif says will be 'very happy' to meet Manmohan Singh September 26, 2013

    Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday said he was looking forward to his meeting with his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh as he hoped to build on progress made in bilateral ties during his last stint as premier. "I will be very happy to meet him (Singh) and we hope to...
  • Afghan President Hamid Karzai discusses bilateral ties with Italian PM August 26, 2013

    Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Sunday met with visiting Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta to discuss bilateral ties and issues of common concerns. "The two leaders discussed the ways to enhance the economic and commercial ties between the two counties," said a statement issued by Afghanistan's presidential palace Arg, Xinhua reported. While...
  • China will enhance strategic trust with India, Li tells Antony July 6, 2013

    Beijing: China will enhance strategic trust and boost practical cooperation with India to further promote bilateral ties, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang told visiting Defence Minister AK Antony on Friday. In his meeting with Antony, Li said both China and India have the political willingness to appropriately address border issues through dialogues...
  • PM Manmohan Singh on a twoday visit to Thailand May 31, 2013

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived in Thailand on a twoday visit after wrapping up his Japan visit on Thursday. Manmohan is expected to meet Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and outline the Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement and elevate bilateral ties into a strategic partnership. Manmohan will also discuss...
  • PM in Japan for a 3day trip to cement bilateral ties May 28, 2013

    Tokyo: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is in Tokyo on a threeday visit for bilateral talks. On the agenda are stronger defence ties, joint naval exercises and a possibility of a civil nuclear agreement. The PM also called upon Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, who are due to visit India...
  • India, Switzerland pact soon to boost healthcare ties May 22, 2013

    New Delhi: India and Switzerland will soon sign a pact to give further impetus to cooperation in the field of healthcare. Health & Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad and his Swiss counterpart Alain Berset held a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of World Health Assembly at Geneva and discussed...
  • 'Li's 'successful' India visit to boost bilateral ties' May 21, 2013

    Beijing: China on Tuesday said Li Keqiang's visit to India would give a strong boost to bilateral strategic cooperative partnership even as the premier himself termed his trip as "successful" and "felt at home" during talks with his counterpart Manmohan Singh. "India and China decided enhance cooperation and coordination to...
  • PM leaves for Germany, to seek greater business ties April 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Prime minister Manmohan Singh has left for Berlin on Wednesday to participate in the second round of intergovernmental consultations with Germany. The two countries are celebrating 60 years of diplomatic relations and will address possible areas of cooperation. External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid and other important officials are...